Fort McMurray, nicknamed Fort Mac, is a hamlet 441 kilometres from Edmonton in Northeastern Alberta that is known for its role in the oil and gas industry. Most people taking cheap flights to Fort McMurray travel there to work or on a business trip, however the surrounding Wood Buffalo region has many sights worth seeing.
Upon arrival at Fort McMurray Airport you will find that it is a multicultural community, attracting people from all corners of Canada and the world. Many of these newcomers have put their own stamp to the place, such as the popular McMurray Newfoundlanders Club.
The nearby Athabasca Oil Sands is the largest single known oil deposit in the world with an estimated 1.7 to 2.5 trillion barrels of heavy oil called bitumen lying under a thin blanket of muskeg. Visitors can take a first-hand look at how the oil is extracted by taking an Oil Sands Tour of the Suncor Energy site.
Winter is one of the most beautiful, scenic seasons in the region, with the northern lights making some amazing appearances, and an abundant supply of rivers and lakes. Nestled in the boreal forest at the confluence of four rivers, Fort McMurray is a vibrant community rich in history and with an unlimited potential for the future.